It was just a few days ago that EA Sports’ NHL 10 predicted that the Pittsburg Penguins would win the Stanley Cup this season. Now it’s the NBA’s turn, with NBA Live 10 having predicted that, yes, the Cavs will finally do it and win it all. And then LeBron can finally leave Cleveland and go to the Nets!
So the number crunchers at EA Sports ran an entire season in the game, which ended with the Cleveland Cavaliers beating the Los Angeles Lakers in The Finals. LeBron James wins the regular season and Finals MVP, and then runs for president of Earth, and wins. Easily.
Given that I haven’t played an NBA game since NBA Jam (at the local Pizza Hut when I was something like 6-years-old), I cannot comment on how accurate all this prognosticating is. Is the game very “sim-y” or “arcade-y”? Don’t know! What I do know, however, is that LeBron James is probably the top athlete in the U.S. right now. Feel free to disagree, but you’re wrong ;-) (yes, we’re bringing emoticons back)